Zimbabwe appoint Ziehl as selecton chief

Zimbabwe Cricket has appointed Kenyon Ziehl as the new convener of the national selection panel, the board announced this week.

Ziehl, 52, is a former Zimbabwe A player. He also played first class cricket for Manicaland and the Zimbabwe Country Districts, and played rugby for Zimbabwe.

He is not new to selection, having been on the panel in 2006 and chairing it from the end of 2007 to 2009.

An administrator with the Mid-West Rhinos since 2009, Ziehl takes over as convener from Givemore Makoni, who is now director for development and club cricket.

Ziehl said: "It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed once again as convener. I will carry on the good work my colleague Givemore has been doing because it is vital that as the national selection panel, we do our best to ensure a positive team performance."

Others on the panel include coach Dav Whatmore, assistant coach Douglas Hondo, and team captain Elton Chigumbura.